Karnabahar Yemeği – A Recipe For Turkish Cauliflower Stew

It's that time again isn't it? You know; the one where we're all filled with enthusiasm about getting fit and healthy and losing weight and... Or have you already given up on all of that? Well, whether you have or not, we've got a great recipe for you in this post. Traditionally Turkish, very easy … [Read more...]

Hamsili Pilav – A Black Sea Recipe Of Oven Baked Pilaf Encased In Fresh Anchovies

Hamsi season! Those of you who read this blog a lot will be fully aware that this is one of our favourite times of year. All those little anchovies swimming amongst the icy currents of the Black Sea and along the Bosphorus. Hamsi is nigh on worshipped in the Black Sea regions of Turkey and the … [Read more...]

Book Review: Mezze – Small Plates To Share By Ghillie Başan

The best food should always carry with it stories and happy memories of life events, travels, chance meetings, making new friends or spending quality time with old friends and family. ',' is a book packed with recipes by award winning, Cordon Bleu trained cookery writer, broadcaster and journalist, … [Read more...]

Hi, Chayote Squash. Or Should That Be Rodos Kabağı?

Seasonal eating - we love it! Especially when it's a true seasonal food. Something you only see at a certain time of year. A food that you can look forward to, anticipating its appearance on the markets and mentally planning all the Turkish dishes you're going to make when you finally get your hands … [Read more...]

Lunching On Eel At Çeri Restaurant – Lake Bafa Nature Park

We were on a road trip around the southwest corner of Turkey. Having left the pretty town of Selçuk, we decided to head back to Fethiye via the longer route mainly because we wanted to witness Lake Bafa for ourselves. It was never going to be a long stay around the lake - just a pass by - so this … [Read more...]

Red Lentil Soup Recipe – A Turkish Favourite

We're hitting that time of year; that time of year where the intense summer heat and haze suddenly holds up its hands, goes into retreat and gives way to cooler autumnal breezes and clear air. We can feel the change in the season and, after a long summer, many of us are basking in the comfortable … [Read more...]

Top Turkish Food Favourites – What’s Yours?

What is the first meal you look forward to eating when arriving in Turkey? That question was just a random one that we asked on our Facebook Page. So many were the answers we received about your favourite Turkish food that we couldn't just let it go. It became a mini project - tallying up all the … [Read more...]

Summer Fruit Frozen Yoghurt – A Sweet Mix Of Seasonal And Local Ingredients

Something light and something cold. That's been the main reply from each of us this summer when the other has asked, "What shall we eat today?" If you read our Fethiye news updates, you'll know that we've made so many of our staple salads over summer - our salad of green lentils, a tangy chickpea … [Read more...]

Iskender Kebab Recipe – Turkey’s Famous Kebab Made At Home

Iskender Efendi; this is the chap who invented the Iskender Kebab in the northwest city of Bursa back in the 19th century. When we moved to Turkey in 2003, Bursa was the first place we visited as part of our travels. Friends had told us to make sure we ate Iskender Kebab at the restaurant run by … [Read more...]

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart Recipe – Success From Failure

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? Well, actually, this is the story of a plan that didn't come together. But then, from that, a lovely little accidental strawberry delight was created. This is how we came to produce our little Turkish breakfast sweet treat, puff pastry strawberry … [Read more...]